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Is there a 5 string you reccomend? ViolinViola hybrid
Is there a 5 string you reccomend? ViolinViola hybrid
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November 19, 2012 - 12:18 pm
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Is there a 5 string you reccomend? Violin\Viola hybrid.

 

With all the home work you have done saving people time, trouble, and money, I wonder if you have found a 5 string that is satisfactory?

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I have a KC Strings 5-string violin

It sounds like this, when I play it :

 

The body is a bit wider at the bottom, but the scale length is the same as a standard violin.

 

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Fiddlerman
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November 19, 2012 - 10:52 pm
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Did you see the review on the Realist 5-string violin that I made.
I love that violin. Don't know if they are all as good but the first test violin was great.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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WOW Jim I'm impressed by your playing and the sound of that instrument 

 

Thank you 

 

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Thank you :) It is indeed a fine fiddle.

 

Mr Jim  dancing

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That KC Strings 5 String Violin sounds amazing! 

Fiddlershop apparently doesn't carry the Fiddlerman Realist 5 String anymore, but there is Fiddlerman's "Master" 5 String - just a name change? 

Fiddlerman Master 5 String Violin Review

I would LOVE to recommend my Glasser AEX 5 String, but don't think any of my videos reflect it's true sound - I probably should break down & purchase an external mic to record with.  Fiddlershop carries 3 Glasser 5 String Violins, but I didn't see any reviews of them, just the 4 String versions. 

Here's a Gibbles' review of the Glasser AEX 5 String VIOLA, from Fiddlershop - same strings/different body! 

Glasser AEX 5 String VIOLA Review

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c0/a4/6f/c0a46f4a2d6370d2ed9512536ce19823.jpg

 

...seriously considering a 5 String Viola!

- Emily

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August 10, 2021 - 4:19 pm
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Thanks Emily.

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but the one who needs the least."

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